Jim Naismith, 81, of Corpus Christi, Texas, stands with a statue of his grandfather, Dr. James Naismith, outside of the DeBruce Center near Allen Fieldhouse during a recent visit to Lawrence. Although his grandfather passed away when he was just 3 years old, Jim Naismith has spent much of his life learning as much as possible about the man who invented the game of basketball in the late 1800s.
Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers, center, poses with a few enthusiastic golfers before Monday's ninth annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation Golf Tournament at The Jayhawk Club in Lawrence.
After starring at Lansing High and moving on to Kansas City Kansas Community College, KU walk-on Clay Young's journey with the Jayhawks has taken him places he never would have imagined he'd go. Here Young watches intently from the bench during KU's fourth and final exhibition game in Milan, Italy on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.
A tour boat leaves the docks at Bellagio as KU's boat, Volta, prepares to arrive. The Jayhawks spent two hours exploring the upscale resort town as part of the team's tour of Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
KU's entire Italy travel party poses together one final time with the Rock Chalk Jayhawk flag front and center before the Jayhawks' tour of Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Kansas freshman Marcus Garrett is caught cheesing while assistant coach Jerrance Howard gets lost in the scenery during the Jayhawks' tour of Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Villas, old homes and other resort properties line the shores of Lake Como and climb high into the foothills of the Alps making for some of the most scenic views in all of Europe. The Kansas men's basketball team toured Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, to cap off its exhibition trip to Italy.
Kansas guard Lagerald Vick takes a look over the side of the boat as it approaches Bellagio during the Jayhawks tour of Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Kansas guards Malik Newman, left, and Devonte' Graham share a laugh from the back of the boat during the Jayhawks' tour of Lake Como, just north of Milan, Italy, on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Kansas players, from left, Svi Mykhailiuk, Devonte' Graham, Lagerald Vick, Mitch Lightfoot, Clay Young and Chris Teahan huddle up for a group shot as the Jayhawks' boat approaches Bellagio from Lake Como on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Kansas freshman Billy Preston stands in the back of Cathedral Duomo and raises his phone to capture the sights and sounds of a Sunday Mass at the church, which took 500 years to complete, on Aug. 6, 2017.
The famed Versace store front sits in the center of the Galleria Milano. The 152-year-old building was built and named for Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy.
The pristine front entrance of the Cathedral Duomo sits against a blue sky on a hot and sunny August day in Milan. The Kansas men's basketball team visited the third-largest Catholic church in the world on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.
In awe of the views on the high ceiling at Cathedral Duomo, Kansas freshman Marcus Garrett points out a feature of the church's decor to fellow freshman Billy Preston, center, and junior Lagerald Vick, during the Jayhawks' tour of the cathedral on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 in Milan.
The Galleria Milano, which has always functioned as a mall since the day it was completed, is now a high-end shopping center and home to shops such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Versace and others. Tourists and locals alike flock to the Galleria year-round.
A local artist sits on a bench and works on his depiction of the Sforza Castle as the Jayhawks walk up to explore the castle during their city tour of Milan on Aug. 6, 2017.
Kansas sophomore Mitch Lightfoot stops on the walk between Cathedral Duomo and Sforza Castle to grab some gelato from a street vendor in Milan, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.
A grand statue of Leonardo da Vinci sits in a square across from the famed opera house Teatro Scala in the heart of Milan, shown Aug. 6, 2017. Many of his works of art are kept in the city.
This shot, in the heart of Milano Navigli, shows the architecture, bright colors and quaint feel of Milan, where the Jayhawks spent the second part of their Italian tour in August 2017.
Russ and Linda Sims, surrounded by other Kansas supporters, bring out their Rock Chalk Jayhawk flag before Game 2 of KU’s tour of Italy on Thursday night, Aug. 3, 2017.